Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1939

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pine savannas & wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages & sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of NC & SC, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue
Bisexual
Not symmetrical
5-lobed calyx (rarely 4-lobed)
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
2 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-01-003:
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Butterwort